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Some races could see a 50% increase in overtaking according to FIA simulations

The FIA believes some grands prix on the 2019 Formula 1 calendar could see a 50 per cent increase in overtaking thanks to the overhauled aerodynamic rules. F1 introduced a raft of aerodynamic changes aimed at boosting overtaking by allowing cars to follow more closely, and whilst much of it depends on the performance of the cars and the pace advantage one holds over another, the FIA's simulations showed a 10-50 per cent increase in passing based on similar gaps to 2018. 'We had noticed that year on year it [overtaking] was a worsening trend, and the 2019 rules have been framed to recover some of that. From the indications we’ve had from some teams there has been a step in...
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